Happy Birthday guys! I hope you both have long lives that become filled with laughter and good friends.
Your drawing as requested!
Do I get more music now? :p
As you have comments off I decided to make this post. You have been part of SP for such a long time (with more names than I can keep track of lol). Yet I don’t see you say much about you. Usually you are giving good advice or leaving posts on other subjects like football. So your latest post has me worried. Want to talk? Here or email. Sometimes we find ideas or hope in the oddest places.
It’s my username at hot mail c om
Anyone heard from him? I believe his last post was end of September. Anyone have contact since then?
Just read this article that said they are making a Death Cafe. So I looked this up and it’s when people gather at a cafe to discuss death. Any topic related to it is ok apparently.
Quote from an article, “The pop-up events, which happen in American cities in nearly every state and in nations across six continents, are part of a volunteer-led, grassroots movement to get people from all walks of life to talk candidly about their views and experiences regarding dying.”
Apparently the UK is getting a permenant one.
So has anyone gone to one of these?
There are so many who have passed through here. Some just briefly, some off n on for years. So many I wonder of.
Anyways….this is for Salt. Any chance you are lurking? Has anyone heard from him? If you dont want to respond here could you email… my username at hot mail.
I was reading the news and came across an article in the Huffington Post about leaving your tattoo to your loved ones after you die. Yes, you read that right. Quote: “NAPSA — the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art — launched earlier this month with the aim of helping you pass down your tattoos to your kids, grandkids, and loved ones. It’s no longer a morbid dream. You can have your tattoos removed, preserved and turned into fine art.”
It goes on to say that after you die they need to be notified within 18 hours and a kit is sent out to your loved ones with instructions on cutting out the tattoo (not sure if loved ones do this or funeral home)which must be sent back to NAPSA and after a few months they send back a frame of the preserved skin with tattoo.
So you pay for a kit which you use to cut up your dead loved one to remove part of their skin, send it away, then have it preserved and framed. Something to look at everyday. Not much surprises me anymore but this does. I can’t decided if it is hilarious or disgusting. I guess maybe both but to each their own.
I checked out the website. Its $175 but I think you need to reregister each year at a cost of $60. The only address I found was based in Ohio.
…or maybe, technically, it was several days ago when she chose to stop the dialysis that was allowing her to live. A painful way to go but she prided herself on being a tough old broad. We had a love/hate relationship.
I miss her.
Anyone heard from the user distant road in the last while? Things were going better for him last we spoke. But my last email from him is from Feb 13. I know of two others who have lost contact with him too. His email no longer seems to be working either. If anyone has heard from him or knows what happened I would appreciate the closure. Thanks.
For those of you that know Mike (snuf, snuffles, stabbymike, stabbylufagus), I am creating a gift for him and I could really use your help. It is a journal with entries from you here on SP. I have emailed many of you (and have several responses…thank you!) but some members I just could not get the email for. Mike knows a gift is being made (just not what it is) so lets hope he isn’t lurking these days! :p (and if u do read this Mike let me know lol)
Please email me at thewhispersofmysins at hotmail dot com
I know it is easy to read this and think ahh someone else can do it, what can I contribute anyways? But the fact is every one of you can make a difference. You don’t have to know someone well to say something honest and kind. His posts may be deleted but I am sure you recall them or his comments. He has left enough over the last 3 years or so. He has helped countless people here and he could really use your support right now. So email me already! 🙂
…Charlie Chow Mein. His fees are reasonable…some daily catnip and treats. And food. Lots of food. Fresh water. Belly rubs. Ear rubs. Toys. A $300 cat post(ikr! It was on sale for half price) that reaches the ceiling and takes up most my living room. Attention whenever he wants it. And I have to share my food. He likes deli meat, vegetable crackers and coconut flavoured yogurt. So worth it though. He keeps all my secrets, lets me cry all over him, he feels nice to hug, I feel like he judges me but still loves me anyways. What psychiatrist is gonna offer all that for such a low rate?!
Seriously though my pets definitely have improved my quality of life. I smile and laugh more. Feel more relaxed. When I get upset I just cuddle one or take a dog for a walk. It helps immensely.
Anyone else notice how animals help them with their depression and such?
I told my cat Charlie Chow Mein that one of my resolutions was to put him on a diet. This was his reaction…
bet ya didn’t know cats could laugh did you?
What is your resolution this year?
In this song the guy is having a bad day. I can so relate to these words lol
When Finnegan pisses off his best bud Charlie Chow Mein, he gets flipped over and sat on. That cat don’t take crap from anybody be it human or dog. That’s me. Wicked Irish temper.
Then there’s the underdog. Poor guy just wanted to play. Granted, body slamming the cat while he was trying to jump on a chair was a bad way to say, “Hey dude, lets play tag or something!” Now he is paying for it with the weight of the world on his shoulders… Err tummy. He is stuck and helpless. And never learns. Tomorrow he will piss the cat off again.
Then later Charlie will go up to him and nudge his chin with his head. Asking for a doggie face wash. And tonight they will snuggle close and snore almost in tandem.
If only life (and forgiveness) were that simple for us humans.
On the chance you may read this…
Your absence is noticed. You are missed. SP needs your wise words, your sense of humor, your kindness. And to host the Saturday night party. They were fun and simply wouldn’t be the same without you hosting it!
Know you are being thought of.
I took this photo this morning of my dog Finnegan slurping my cat, Charlie Chow Mein. Maybe I should say his cat. Finnegan is laid back. You can take food out of his mouth and he won’t bite you. If he feels his cat is being threatened though he will become fiercely protective. He will place himself between the perceived threat and the cat, be the threat human or another animal, and he will growl menacingly, his back hairs standing up a bit. And if the threat doesn’t back down quickly he attacks. A little 10 pound dog is willing to risk getting hurt in a fight to protect his 23 pound cat. Who, for the record, doesn’t need the dog to fight his battles.
Two species considered as less intelligent than us yet accepting one another. One being willing to take risks for the other. So why can’t we as humans learn to accept each other? Or even just learn not to be mean to one another.
According to dictionary.com…
1.the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc.
2.the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc
3.a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.
Why is always easier to be someone else’s salvation?
Why is it always easier (or is for me, how about you?) to be stronger for other people?